Well a couple months ago i purchased of a very beat up '73 810 cab.
I figured i would just leave it be but it was such a eye sore i had to do something with it. Here it is the day i bought it.
Gouged to hell, no tolex, fire print grill cloth, missing parts galore, and a home made dolly srewed into the bottom of the cab.
I was hanging with a good friend and fellow TB'er basey when he was showing another friend a fearful 15/6 he had built for him.
The cab was in duratex and i thought "Wow, this is nice stuff. I bet it would look killer on that beat 810."
So i asked if he had some left over and would be willing to refin my 810 with it he agreed and the demolition started. Some more before pics:
You can see this is the side he used to load
Apparently the fire theme wasn't enough so he painted the baffle red too.
You can also see two drivers are not original, im going to put those in the bottom when i put it back together.
All empty and a good shot of the home made dolly
Its got to go
LOOK, i found tolex
Now time for some re finishing
As you can see i filled in the bottom holes.
I decided to get feet like on the newer Ampeg cabs and put 4 on the bottom and make a dolly cart from some scrap wood and the left over wheels to cradle the 810.
Some painting and re painted the baffle black
And the finally (per se) DURATEX
I got the parts today to put it all back together so next week when i have some left over vaca days to burn ill be finishing the cab.
In the meantime ill make the dolly this weekend to get it ready for the finished cab.
I hope to have everything done for a outdoor gig on saturday the 28th.
Question for you other cab builders and 810 refurber's. I threw away the nasty old insullation.
Any ideas for the new stuff?
Should i just get some new padding and fold it up and stuff it they they did in '73?
Thanks and keep tuned for more